Looking for a simple way to donate? Do you shop at Dillons?
It doesn't get any easier than this:
Just go to www.dillons.com/communityrewards and create an account using your shopper's card. Then choose PARS as your designee by using our code, 81390.
It's that easy, and it doesn't cost you a dime to donate! Every time you shop at Dillons, you'll be giving back to PARS.
You'll be a partner in helping us in achieve our vision: A community where people of all ages are safe, connected with others, and supported by a network of concerned citizens who share the responsibility for nurturing, educating and creating an environment for all people to be free from the effects of substance abuse, crime and other unhealthy behaviors.
Need a substance abuse evaluation? Not sure where to start? We can help!
Get the Facts
1. 1 out 6 people under the age of 18 who tries marijuana will become addicted
2. Marijuana is the #1 reason children and adolescents are admitted for substance-dependence treatment in Kansas
3. 3 primary contributors to substance abuse addiction in households and the larger community are:
- Accessibility of the substance
- Social acceptance of the substance being used.
- The perceived risk of harmfulness
4. Late onset of schizophrenia and psychosis can develop in your 20s
5. Can make depression worse or contribute to developing depression
6. Teens who smoke marijuana at least once a month are three times more likely to have suicidal thoughts than non-users
7. Marijuana can cause a permanent decrease in your IQ by as much as 8 points
8. Marijuana can hinder a teen's ability to learn. Heavy marijuana use impairs young people's ability to concentrate and retain information.
9. Marijuana contains 50%-75% more of some carcinogens as compared to tobacco.
10. Today’s marijuana is more potent than the marijuana of the 1970s.
Sources: #1, 2 & 3: www.kansasfamily.com/MarijuanaToolkit #4 & 5: Office of National Drug Control Policy- www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp National Institute on Drug Abuse - www.nida.gov; #6 & 8: http://teenadvice.about.com/od/marijuanause/a/marijana1.htm Marijuana Use Can Threaten Teen's Academic Success, Mar 15 2007; #7: M.H. Meier, Avshalom Caspi, et al. 2012. “Persistent cannabis users show neuropsychological decline from childhood to midlife.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; #9: Budney, et al (2004) Health consequences of marijuana use. In J. Brick (Ed.) Handbook of the medical consequences of alcohol and drug abuse. New York: Haworth Press; #10: The University of Mississippi Potency Monitoring Project.
Welcome to Shawnee Regional Prevention and Recovery Services (PARS).
Shawnee Regional Prevention and Recovery Services (PARS) is a not-for-profit, voluntary health organization committed to helping make our community a place where people of all ages are safe, connected with others, and free from the effects of crime and substance abuse.
PARS accomplishes its mission through Safe Streets, and the Prevention Services Department which houses an Evaluations program.
Safe Streets works to create a healthier community by addressing substance abuse and crime through prevention education and citizen empowerment.
The Prevention Services Department provides assistance and education regarding substances and related problem behaviors to youth, families, schools, businesses and the community. Evaluations offers substance abuse evaluations and education for area youth as well as adults.